The Best Turkey Ever !!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenzoo, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    This is Blue Berry Blue, my favorite turkey ever. I bought her at the last minute when I was with a friend "chicken shopping". She was looking up at me with those big black eyes, just a little gangly poult. I asked her if she wanted to go home with me and she ran to the gate. $10 was more than I really wanted to pay, but she grew on me as I held her. When I got home I put her in with the other chickens I bought. She was always a holy terror with other chickens, she always beat them up, but wanted my attention. I didn't really pay too much attention to her until she was old enough to be one the ground. She then always wanted to be held. Would fly up on my shoulder and sit like a parrot, she still does as heavy as she is, all the while chirping her turkey chirps. Now that she is older she still follows me everywhere. Trying to do any project around here is almost impossible without things being taken, fingers being nipped or her laying in the middle of everything. Everyone who comes to visit is greeted by Blueberry turkey, she is the welcoming turkey. They normally end up carrying her around, which is her master plan. She is also a protective turkey, any roo that dares to try and flog me will feel Blueberrys rath. She will intervene, chase the roo away all the while pecking and beating the snot out of him. Then she runs back to me chirping her turkey chirps and lays at my feet waiting to be petted for her good deed. She does hang out with the other turkeys but as soon as she sees us, here she comes.....jumping up into my arms, content on being carried around like a big, heavy chirping puppy. She is the best turkey ever! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  2. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oh she is GORGEOUS! What a great turkey! Sounds like you DO have the best turkey ever! [​IMG]

    Thanks for posting the pic!

  3. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    aww! sounds really sweet![​IMG]
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Awwww, what a great turkey! She sounds terrific. Why don't more people go out and get turkeys like her?

    Here's some great pics from ivan you might enjoy about how his turkeys hang out with his family when they walk in the woods (scroll down):
  5. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    That's an adorable story! I have much love and appreciation in my heart for turkeys - reminds me of a poster on a big commuter bus today I saw with two White Holland-looking turkeys on it and phrases to the effect of "Be kind to turkeys this holiday season, go Vegan". They're my favorites of the barnyard poultry I have. Glad you bought her and have kept her.
  6. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Gloucester, VA
    She is a pretty girl and lucky to have you for her friend! Turkeys are very personable and make good pets, as you already know. Enjoy her.
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    what breed is she? she's very pretty (I am a fan of blue) LOL!
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    She is a blue slate or blue slate mix. She has such a funny personality. [​IMG]
  9. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    Adorable! I want one like her!
  10. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    She's beautiful! She sounds like a wonderful lady to have around! Well worth the $10 I'd say!

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